Fiction Reviews for ages 12 and up

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Novels written for children, young people, and the young at heart can truly can take us to the most extraordinary places. Historical fiction takes us back in time whereas fantasy takes us to places that have never even been, Some of the titles reviewed below will be attractive to adult as well as children. For more fiction for older readers please go to the Series, Features, and Bookish Calendar sections of the journal.

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Ink

Ink

Alice Broadway
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Scholastic Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1338196993
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A House of Tailors

A House of Tailors

Patricia Reilly Giff
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House, 2006   ISBN: 978-0385730662
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Belle Prater's Boy

Belle Prater's Boy

Ruth White
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Macmillan, 2012   ISBN: 978-1250005601
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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375859557
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London Calling

London Calling

Edward Bloor
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House, 2008   ISBN: 978-0375843631
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The Chess Queen Enigma

The Chess Queen Enigma

Colleen Gleason
Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452143170
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A tree grows in Brooklyn

A tree grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
HarperCollins, 2011   ISBN: 978-0060736262
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Empty

Empty

Suzanne Weyn
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-0545172783
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Rat Runners

Rat Runners

Oisin McGann
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Random House UK, 2013   ISBN: 978-0552566209
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Shutter

Shutter

Courtney Alameda
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Feiwel and Friends, 2015   ISBN: 978-1250044679
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